Debbie Fletcher - Individual & Relationship Counselling. Reg BACP
Welcome to The Changing Room
Do you need help to Change your life for the better? As a fully qualified BACP Registered Counsellor with of over 18 years experience I provide sensitive, confidential therapy to individuals and couples of all ages.
I understand that deciding to come for counselling can be a big step and choosing the right person to work with may seem daunting, especially when you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life events. I hope the information provided here helps inform you as you take this next step.
My ethos as a therapist is one of empathic collaboration, to help on your path towards clarity and change. Together we can start to make links and see patterns in your life enabling you to resolve the issues that are affecting your emotional well being and find practical steps to empower you to move forward.
I specialise in Integrative Counselling, which means, I believe there are a number of different approaches to counselling. I understand that no one person or couple are the same, that different problems require different solutions, no single theory sufficient and I adapt my approach accordingly.
Today you have taken the first important step.
So what do clients say;
'At first I was nervous about the thought of coming for counselling but soon was put at ease. Having someone to talk to and be open without any judgement was lovely. I thought it was good that I could talk about anything. And I liked the fact that I wasn't told what to do but was given the help and encouragement to realise the direction that was right for me.'
'My G.P recommended CBT for my anxiety. I was having regular panic attacks and my anxiety was affecting pretty much every area of my life. Debbie helped me work through my negative thought patterns and helped me see that it was my way of thinking that was the issue, and that the years of always thinking the worst could be over, that I had the power to change my life. I no longer suffer from panic and feel that I now have a real handle on my way of thinking. No more I'm not good enough :))
'The conversations we had around unpicking my thought process behind the fear was so helpful. This is probably what I found most challenging but was also most effective and something I’ve found I’ve been able to work on on my own as well as in the sessions. The coping mechanisms for anxiety were also really helpful, you actually gave me a bit of a reality check in the sense that you can’t rid anxiety all together but can at least work at coping with it.
You were an absolute pleasure to visit, you made me feel extremely comfortable and I always felt like I could talk to you about anything. Thank you so much you’ve really given me my summers back!'
'We felt having a space to talk in that was safe and supportive was really helpful. The sessions were very well managed and structured and there was an understanding and empathy with our situation which felt comforting. We were each allowed a decent time to talk and reflect.
Thank you Debbie – you were very kind and understanding and we really appreciated the lack of judgement and desire to help us with your reflections and ideas'
My Specialist Areas include -
- General and specific Anxiety disorder
- Divorce and Separation
- Family issues
- Panic Disorder
- Relationship issues
- Self Esteem
- Work related issues
To help you decide whether I can be of help I offer all my clients a free initial consultation so you can find out more about what to expect or perhaps share your initial thoughts, feelings, and talk about the difficulties you are experiencing.but I hope to make your experience as positive as possible.
I look forward to hearing from you.
'Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.' - Jim Rohn
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2002 - BACP Accredited
- Certificate in Integrative Supervision 2015
Since qualifying, I have worked in private practice helping individuals, couples and young people with the issues that are affecting their lives. From generalised anxiety, panic disorder and depression, divorce and separation to bereavement and loss.
I have also provided counselling and supervision for addiction and bereavement organisations as well as in a number of junior and senior schools, both in the state and private sector.
I am a Registered Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and as a member, I undertake regular clinical supervision, professional development and abide by the BACP code of ethics.
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced CRB/DBS check.
Please call or email me to arrange your free initial consultation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Woman's health issues including Menopause
- Retirement issues
- Social Anxiety
I offer an initial free consultation to enable you to consider the focus of our work together and whether you feel that I am the right counsellor for you.
In order to arrange a consultation at a time convenient to yourself please contact me via email or text or call on 07801704946
Often our commitments and the pressures we are under leave little time for ourselves, in recognition of this I offer both daytime and evening appointments to fit in with your life.
Sunday appointments by arrangement.
Individual 50 minute session £50.00
Couples 60 minute session £70.00.
Couples Relationship Crisis 120 minute at £120.00 by arrangement.
I offer a limited number of concessions for student counsellors.
Concessions offered for
In view of *current Government Covid-19 Guidelines I observe strict precautions regarding the safety of my clients including social distancing.
My private practice is within walking distance of Elmstead Woods, Chislehurst and Bickley mainline stations and on several bus routes.
Parking is available.
Unfortunately, I am on the first floor and do not have lift access.